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Outage planned

There will be a power interruption for all electrical users in the Town of Fort Frances next month.

Hydro One Networks has notified the Fort Frances Power Corp. (FFPC) that it will be performing equipment upgrades on Sunday, June 10.

This means the power will be shut off to FFPC customers from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. that day.

FFHS group seeking votes

The public is being asked to help the Fort Frances High School Medical Responders to win funds through the Tbaytel For Good Community Fund.

The group has been selected by a panel of judges as one of five semi-finalists in the running to win $5,000 for its project, “For Good.”

Strachan impressive in opener

The Borderland Racing Association is roaring again for another season.

Brody Strachan of Emo never trailed as he blew away the competition to win the opening WISSOTA Modifieds feature Saturday night at the Emo Speedway.

With the win, he now has the early points lead with 110.

Brady Caul of Fort Frances was second while Jeff Davis of Devlin took third place.

Judoka crowned state champs

Over the course of the last month, the Borderland Judo Club attended two high-level judo competitions and brought home some hardware.

Josh Brusven won gold in the Novice heavyweight division at the Minnesota State Championships held on May 12.

He also competed up an age division there and claimed silver.

Ban on open fires lifted

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has lifted the Restricted Fire Zone that had been in effect across the region, effective immediately.

The forest fire hazard rating remains “high” throughout most of the Fort Frances, Kenora, and Dryden districts.

It ranges from “moderate" to "low” in the Thunder Bay, Nipigon, Sioux Lookout, and Red Lake districts.

Vendors wanted for 'Mall Day'

Plans are underway for the annual “Mall Day” on Scott Street, which this year will mark the BIA's 40th anniversary.

Scott Street won't be closed off for the June 28 event, which instead will take place entirely in the Rainy Lake Square.

“Mall Day” organizer Jennifer Horton of Curvy Chick said the new venue should work well.

Reception today

An opening reception has been planned this afternoon for two new exhibits at the Fort Frances Museum focusing on the truth about residential schools. Here's a sneak peek of the exhibit upstairs on the former St. Marguerite's Indian Residential School and the Fort Frances Indian Residential School here by Couchiching First Nation historian Glenn Jourdain.